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We share and act upon Mahatma Gandhi's vision of courageous love, nonviolence, justice, and hope.
Since our founding in 1998, we have been working to increase peaceful communication, understanding, nonviolence, and joyful collaboration among people.
To increase public awareness and understanding of Mahatma Gandhi, his unique role in world history, and his commitment to truth, nonviolence, service, and justice; and to encourage nonviolent resolutions of conflicts among individuals, communities and nations.
Our current endeavors:
- Communicate about Gandhi and his transformative principles.
- Work with children and adults to grow inner peace and interpersonal kindness.
- With unfailing hope, work with others toward nonviolent solutions to divisive issues, such as gun violence.
We seek to contribute to a world where all can flourish and be safe. Gandhi inspires us with his principles of:
- respect and equity for all,
- love for enemies,
- resistance of evil,
- and Swaraj--inner self-governance and peace as essential to peaceful communities and nations.
Our initiatives over the years
Our work is always evolving--and you can help guide it! Every action makes a difference.
Our peace work over the last three decades, in cooperation with others, includes:
- Essay contests at Horizonte School
- Peace books and peace programs in elementary schools
- Removing landmines
- Educating children in refugee camps
- Speaking out against nuclear weapons and weapons testing
- Fundraising dinners, musical evenings, and drama
- A statue of Gandhi erected at the YWCA in Salt Lake City
- Film series
- An annual celebration of peace near the date of Gandhi's birthday. We celebrate with music, dance, prayers, speeches, the planting of a peace tree, and the annual Gandhi Peace Award
Gandhi Peace Celebration
Peace in the Schools